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Wayne Yoshioka

The 2018 Global Tourism Summit opened today with a very special luncheon guest.

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On Stargazer today, HPR All Things Considered Host Dave Lawrence speaks with Christopher Phillips who has an update on a massive storm on Mars we talked about recently.

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August was another month of growth for the state’s tourism industry, but only slightly.

Noe Tanigawa
Noe Tanigawa

Interesting cups, plates, bowl and glasses can make eating much more pleasurable.  An exhibition at the Louis Pohl Gallery in Chinatown offers art for everyday appreciation: paintings by Lauren Okano, glass by Mark Mitsuda, and ceramics by Erin Yuasa.

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Bridging the 'Digital Divide' is the subject of talks this week by a visiting professor. Richard Tedlow is a business historian, an endowed professor at Harvard Law School and for the last several years has been at Apple University.

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As Christine Blasey-Ford gave an emotional recounting of a teenage sexual assault and Brett Kavanaugh gave a fiery denial, law students from the University of Hawaii’s Richardson School of Law had assembled to watch the entire proceeding live.

The screening had been arranged by the law school's Associate Deans. During breaks in the hearing, Professor Linda Krieger led an ad hoc discussion of what students were watching.

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  The American Institute of Architects is marking its 60th anniversary this year. More than a decade ago the Honolulu chapter began inviting the public to vote for their favorite recently completed project.

President Geoff Lewis joined us in the studio this week to talk about the competition among its members with some 37 newly completed projects. From single family homes, condos and businesses the designs were just not here in the islands but offshore too.

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  Today on the Long View our Neal Milner is back to do a deeper dive on the costs of college. We’ve been exploring this issue--earlier we touched on the iPromise Schools started by athlete LeBron James. Neal Milner is a retired professor of political science and Contributing Editor of our segment The Long View.

 

 

 

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Planning for Honolulu’s civic center, the Neal Blaisdell complex, started before Hawai‘i was even a state.  The concert hall, arena and exhibition hall were completed in 1964, when O‘ahu’s population was less than half what it is today.  Now, a major redesign is aiming for a revitalized community space that attracts global artists in their prime.   HPR’s Noe Tanigawa reports.

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The City is reviving a proposal to build a bridge to connect McCully and Mo’ili’ili to Waikiki.

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There is a milestone in Hawaii radio history this year. Harry B Sorio Jr., the host of Territorial Airwaves, is preparing to celebrate the 40th anniversary of the radio show of vintage music from the 1920’s on up.

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Recycling is a practice that helps the environment, but it’s also a business.  That business has become more complicated in recent months, especially for residents of Hawaii.

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On Stargazer today, HPR All Things Considered Host Dave Lawrence speaks with Christopher Phillips about a new mission to explore an asteroid that comes from our Asia Pacific neighborhood.

Find other features and interviews from Dave Lawrence.  

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After 68 years of uncertainty, a father has been reunited with his sons. Army Master Sergeant Charles McDaniel Sr. went to war for the second time when his eldest son was only three years old. He never came back. But that changed last week.

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The colorful paʻū riders are one of the most unique features of any parade here in the Hawaiian Islands. Draped in yards of brightly colored fabric and decked in lei, paʻū (pah-OOH) riders continue an old equestrian tradition. HPR Reporter Kuʻuwehi Hiraishi has more. 

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This summer marked the 100th Anniversary of the first time American and Australian troops fought together on the battlefield. What began as an alliance of necessity in the trenches of Europe has evolved into a strategic partnership that spans the Indo-Pacific.

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This week on Helping Hand, it’s the National Federation of the Blind of Hawaii. Ahead of their state convention next weekend, HPR All Things Considered Host Dave Lawrence speaks with local leaders, VP of the NFB of Hawaii and President of the Honolulu Chapter Virgil Stinnett, and Secretary and Convention Coordinator Katie Keime.

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 It may brighten your day if you take a few minutes and check out the Lip Sync Challenge started earlier this summer. Some say its the kinder gentler side of law enforcement--but hey--that’s okay.

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A ceremony marking the occasion National POW/MIA Recognition Day took place today at the National Memorial Cemetary of the Pacific at Punchbowl.

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On Hawaiʻi Island, Pahoa’s emergency shelter closed this week — after helping local residents since the latest lava flow broke out in May. Hundreds of homes have been destroyed in the Puna District — the fastest-growing community on the Big Island. That makes a housing shortage there even worse, but now there are plans for a new development that may include 900 homes in Puna.

Noe Tanigawa
Noe Tanigawa

Sculptor Lonny Tomono is returning from an artist's residency in New York City, just in time to celebrate a show he’s got at Ars Café on Diamond Head.  The classic, but sensuous, wood sculptures were all made in Tomono's studio outside Hilo.

Telling Men to 'Step Up,' Sen. Hirono Strides Into Spotlight

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Hawaii Sen. Mazie Hirono, one of only four women on the 21-member Senate Judiciary Committee, asked Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh the same questions on sexual harrassment she has asked dozens of other nominees.

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Taylor Camp was the name given to a commune built Kauai’s hippie community in the 1960’s. A documentary about it called "The Edge of Paradise" has now been updated and renamed. It debuted on the Garden Isle and now heads to the Big Island.

Wayne Yoshioka

The Honolulu City Council is gearing up to clamp down on Monster Homes and Illegal Vacation Rentals.

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What’s up with our humpback whales? That’s the question that started to be asked as reports began trickling in across the Pacific that maybe the numbers were smaller than in previous whale watching seasons. We talked to Ed Lyman with the NOAA’s National Marine Whale Sanctuary on Maui about what he was hearing and seeing out in the field.

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The Honolulu Planning Commission unanimously voted down a sweeping proposal on short term rentals that covered everything from property taxes to parking. The wide-ranging bill would significantly change the way owners can rent out their property to vacationers and had generated opposition on all sides.

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A recent report on sex trafficking in Hawaiʻi found that one in eleven men buy sex online. This snapshot of what’s driving demand for Hawai’i’s sex industry may have been shocking to some, but understanding what’s fueling the supply is equally as eye opening. HPR’s Kuʻuwehi Hiraishi reports.

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Maui seems to be getting a handle on its homeless population, but finding affordable rentals is still the main problem, whether you’re on the street yet or not.  A recent study concluded Maui will need 14,000 more housing units by 2025, and while that target may be hard to hit, new ideas in neighborhood living are starting to take root on the Valley Isle.

Wayne Yoshioka

Only one in three races for the Hawai’i State Senate and House of Representatives are being contested by Republicans.

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